Call for Papers

CARDIOTECHNIX is sponsored by INSTICC – Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication

SCOPE

Technology has been essential for the advancement in cardiology diagnostic and treatment since the first accurate recording of the electrocardiogram and its development as a clinical tool in 1895, also the year of the discovery of X-rays by W.K.Röntgen, followed by ultrasound application for medical diagnosis by Dussik in 1941, and many other technologies. In the XXI century significant advances continue to be witnessed even more frequently and it seems evident that there is a very high potential of improving healthcare quality by combining medical knowledge in the area of cardiology with engineering technologies, especially those derived from communications, electronics and informatics.
This congress intends to be a meeting point of both academics and practitioners, in order to promote the exchange ideas and developed synergies.
Authors are invited to submit reports on their research work that highlight new advancements on the use of cardiac technologies either in general or regarding a particular case or application. New ideas on how to approach cardiac monitoring, diagnosis and treatment challenges and issues, using electronics, telecommunications or informatics, will arise from the congress. Papers describing case studies, advanced prototypes, systems, tools and techniques and general survey papers indicating future directions are encouraged. Papers should describe original work in any of the areas listed below. Accepted complete papers, presented at the congress by one of the authors, will be published in the Proceedings of Cardiotechnix, with ISBN, both on paper and digital support. All presented papers will be indexed and included in the SCITEPRESS digital library for increased visibility. 
Acceptance will be based on quality, relevance and originality. Both full research reports and work-in-progress reports are welcome. There will be both oral and poster sessions.

CONGRESS AREAS

Each of these topic areas is expanded below but the sub-topics list is not exhaustive. Papers may address one or more of the listed sub-topics, although authors should not feel limited by them. Unlisted but related sub-topics are also acceptable, provided they fit in one of the following main topic areas:

1. CARDIOVASCULAR IMAGING
2. ELECTROCARDIOLOGY AND BIOLOGICAL SIGNAL PROCESSING
3. SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIES AND ADVANCED ROBOTICS
4. ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY: NEW PACING AND ABLATION TECHNICS
5. COMPUTING AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS IN CARDIOLOGY


AREA 1: CARDIOVASCULAR IMAGING 

  • Echocardiography (3D, Intravascular Ultrasound, etc)
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Computed Tomography Angiography
  • Coronary Catheterization
  • Positron Emission Tomography
AREA 2: ELECTROCARDIOLOGY AND BIOLOGICAL SIGNAL PROCESSING 

  • Long Term ECG Monitoring
  • Implantable Holter
  • Risk Stratification Markers (Heart Rate Variability, Heart Rate Turbulence, etc)
  • Ventricular Repolarization Analysis
  • Blood Pressure Monitoring
  • Sleep Apnea Monitoring
  • Oxygen Saturation
  • Glycemic Prophile
AREA 3: SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIES AND ADVANCED ROBOTICS 

  • Minimally-invasive Cardiac Valve Surgery
  • Intravenous Valve Replacement (TAVI)
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiac Revascularization
  • Ventricular Assistance Devices
  • Mechanical Hearts
  • Video-directed and Robotic Instruments for Surgery
AREA 4: ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY: NEW PACING AND ABLATION TECHNICS 

  • Wireless Pacemaker
  • Multisite CRT Pacing
  • CRT Optimization (Echo, RMN, Sonar)
  • Atrial Fibrillation Ablation (Radiofrequency vs Cryoablation)
  • Ventricular Arrhythmias Ablation Techniques
  • Robotic Navigation Systems (CARTO)
  • Subcutaneous Defibrillators
  • External Defibrillators
AREA 5: COMPUTING AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS IN CARDIOLOGY 

  • Telemedicine, Real-time Cardiac Monitoring and Patient Management Systems
  • Home Monitoring in Heart Failure, Nursing Informatics
  • Remote Control of Implantable Devices
  • Mobile Devices and Ubiquity, Data Privacy and Security
  • Decision Support Systems, Remote Data Analysis
  • Ontologies and Knowledge Representation, Data Mining and Statistical Studies
  • Public Health Informatics, e-Learning and Education

KEYNOTE LECTURES

CARDIOTECHNIX 2015 will have several invited keynote speakers, who are internationally recognized experts in their areas. Their names are not yet confirmed.

PAPER SUBMISSION

Authors should submit either a complete paper or an extended abstract in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, addressing one or several of the congress areas or topics. Each submission should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable. To facilitate the double-blind paper evaluation method, authors are kindly requested to produce and provide their entry WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors, including the authors’ personal details, eventual acknowledgments and any other reference that may disclose the authors’ identity. 

Only original contributions should be submitted. Authors are advised to read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism thoroughly before submitting and must make sure that their submissions do not substantially overlap work which has been published elsewhere or simultaneously submitted to a journal or another conference with proceedings. Papers or Extended Abstracts that contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews. 

Authors can submit their work in the form of a Complete Paper , representing completed and validated research, or as an Extended Abstract. All entries must be submitted through the online submission platform PRIMORIS and should follow the instructions and templates that can be found under Guidelines and Templates. After the submission has been successfully completed, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail. 

PUBLICATIONS

All accepted Extended Abstracts will be published in the Book of Abstracts of the congress and on CD-ROM support, without ISBN. All accepted Complete Papers (full and short) will be published in the Congress Proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on CD-ROM support. All papers presented at the congress venue will also be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library. SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier). The Congress Proceedings will be submitted to appropriate indexes for indexation.

IMPORTANT DATES

Complete Papers
Complete Paper Submission: July 13, 2015 (expired) 
Authors Notification: September 1, 2015 (expired) 
Camera Ready and Registration: September 14, 2015 

Extended Abstracts
Paper Submission: September 9, 2015 (extended) 
Authors Notification: October 6, 2015 
Camera Ready and Registration: October 13, 2015


SECRETARIAT

CARDIOTECHNIX Secretariat 
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq. 
             2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal 
Tel.: +351 265 100 033 
Fax: +351 265 520 186 
e-mail: cardiotechnix.secretariat@insticc.org 
Web: http://www.cardiotechnix.org/

CONGRESS CHAIR

Rui César das Neves, Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal, Portugal

PROGRAM CHAIR

Available soon.
PROGRAM COMMITTEE/REVIEWERS

P. A. Doevendans, UMC Utrecht, Netherlands 
Edward A. Hulten, Brigham and Women's Hospital, United States 
Riyadh Abu-Sulaiman, King Abdulaziz Cardiac Center, Saudi Arabia 
Dan Adam, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Israel 
Jean-Marie Aerts, M3-BIORES, Katholieke Universitëit Leuven, Belgium 
Fabio Angeli, Department of Cardiology, Italy 
Antonis Armoundas, Massachusetts General Hospital, Cardiovascular Research Center, United States 
Riccardo Barbieri, Massachusetts General Hospital - Harvard Medical School, United States 
Omer Berenfeld, University of Michigan, United States 
Sandro Betocchi, Federico II University, Italy 
Valmik Bhargava, UC San Diego, United States 
Dinesh Bhatia, North Eastern Hill University, India 
Gil Bolotin, RAMBAM Health Care, Israel 
Salvador Borges-Neto, Duke University, United States 
Francis Castanie, IRIT, France 
Sergio Cerutti, Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy 
Jaw-Wen Chen, National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan 
Ivaylo Christov, Institute of Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering, Bulgarian Academy of Science, Bulgaria 
Vaclav Chudacek, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic 
Albert C. S. Chung, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong 
Miguel Coimbra, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto, Portugal 
Fernando Cruz-Roldán, Universidad de Alcalá, Spain 
Ingo Dähnert, Heart Center, University of Leipzig, Germany 
Haim Danenberg, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Israel 
Buddhadeb Dawn, University of Kansas, United States 
Mirko De Melis, Medtronic Bakken Research Center – Maastricht, Netherlands 
Milind Desai, Cleveland Clinic, United States 
Hans-Dirk Düngen, Charité University Hospital, Germany 
Pedro Pablo Escobar, Faculty of Engineering, Universidad Nacional del Centro, Argentina 
Markus Ferrari, HSK, Dr. Horst Schmidt Klinik, Wiesbaden, Germany 
Marcos Formica, Faculty of Engineering, Argentina 
Dimitrios Fotiadis, University of Ioannina, Greece 
Miguel Angel García Gonzalez, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain 
José Ángel García-Sáenz, Hospital Clinico San Carlos, Spain 
Panagiotis Georgoulias, University of Thessaly, Greece 
Edouard Gerbaud, CHU de Bordeaux / Bordeaux University, France 
B.-D. Gonska, st.Vincentius Hospital Karlsruhe, Germany 
Craig H. Selzman, University of Utah, United States 
Maki Habib, The American University in Cairo, Egypt 
Arun Holden, University of Leeds, United Kingdom 
Stephen Nicholas Hunyor, The University of Sydney, Australia 
Leo Hwa Liang, National University of Singapore, Singapore 
Fumiaki Ikeno, Stanford University Stanford, United States 
Marko Ivan Turina, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland 
Piotr J. Slomka, .Cedars Sinai Medical Center, United States 
Hanjoong Jo, Emory University School of Medicine, United States 
Leo Joskowicz, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel 
Y. James Kang, University of Louisville, United States 
Amin Karami, University at Buffalo, United States 
Amos Katz, Barzilai Medical Center, Israel 
James Ker, .University of Pretoria, South Africa 
Jonghwa Kim, University of Augsburg, Germany 
Masafumi Kitakaze, National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, Japan 
Ondrej Krejcar, University of Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic 
Vaclav Kremen, Czech Technical Universtity in Prague, Czech Republic 
Gautam Kumar, Emory University, United States 
Jakub Kuzilek, Dept. of Cybernetics, FEE, CTU in Prague, Czech Republic 
Antoine LaFont, INSERM, France 
Shaheen Lakhan, Global Neuroscience Initiative Foundation, United States 
Jason Matthew Lazar, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, United States 
Martin M. LeWinter, University of Vermont, United States 
Lenka Lhotska, Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Czech Republic 
Hongen Liao, Tsinghua University, China 
Rui Lima, University of Minho (UM), Portugal 
Shing-Jong Lin, National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan 
Emanuela Teresa Locati, Niguarda Hospital, Italy 
Lisandro Lovisolo, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 
Andrew Lowe, AUT University, New Zealand 
Luca Mainardi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy 
María Martín Fernaández, Cardiology Department, Spain 
M. Möckel, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany 
Jorge E. Monzon, Universidad Nacional del Nordeste, Argentina 
Raimes Moraes, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil 
Umberto Morbiducci, Politecnico di Torino, Italy 
Kayvan Najarian, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, United States 
Hani Najm, King Abdulaziz Cardiac Center, Saudi Arabia 
Khurram Nasir, Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for Preventive Cardiology, United States 
Joerg Neuzner, Klinikum Kassel, Germany 
Giandomenico Nollo, Università degli Studi di Trento, Italy 
Abraham Otero, Universidad San Pablo CEU, Spain 
Albert P. Rocchini, University of Michigan, United States 
Rui Pedro Paiva, University of Coimbra, Portugal 
José Palma, University of Murcia, Spain 
Salvador Pané i Vidal, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Switzerland 
Sever Pasca, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania 
Kerem Pekkan, Carnegie Mellon University, United States 
Tuan Pham, University of Aizu, Japan 
Matej Podbregar, University of Ljubljana, Medical faculty, Slovenia 
Octavian Postolache, Institute of Telecommunications, Portugal 
Lakshmi Prasad Dasi, Colorado State University, United States 
Lu Qi, Harvard School of Public Health, United States 
David R. Holmes, Jr., Mayo Clinic, United States 
Pascal R. Verdonck, Ghent University, Belgium 
José Joaquín Rieta, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain 
Ana Paula Rocha, Universidade do Porto, Portugal 
Jesús María Rodríguez Presedo, Department of Electronics and Computer Science University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain 
Tao Rui, The Affiliated People's Hospital of Jiangsu University, China 
Seonghan Ryu, Hannam University, Korea, Republic of 
Ovidio Salvetti, National Research Council of Italy - CNR, Italy 
Eigil Samset, GE Vingmed Ultrasound, Norway 
Despina Sanoudou, Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens, Greece 
Alessandro Santo Bortone, Universitá degli Studi di Bari, Italy 
Roberto Sassi, Università degli studi di Milano, Italy 
Chutham Sawigun, Mahanakorn University of Technology, Thailand 
Paul Schoenhagen, Cleveland Clinic, United States 
Heinz-Peter Schultheiss, Charité University Medicine Berlin, Germany 
Tapio Seppänen, University of Oulu, Finland 
Imad Sheiban, Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy 
Y. N. Singh, Institute of Engineering & Technology, Lucknow, India 
Elsayed Z. Soliman, Wake Forest School of Medicine, United States 
Andrea Székely, Semmelweis University Budapest, Hungary 
Mika P. Tarvainen, University of Eastern Finland, Finland 
Demetri Terzopoulos, University of California, Los Angeles, United States 
Matthias Thielmann, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany 
Hana Totary-Jain, University of South Florida, United States 
Carlos M. Travieso, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain 
Wei-Chuan Tsai, National Cheng Kung University Hospital, Taiwan 
Christian Ukena, Universitätsklinikum des Saarlandes, Germany 
Maseeh uz Zaman, (1) Aga Khan Univerisyt Hospital (AKUH) (2) Karachi Institute of Heart Diseases (KIHD); (3) National Institute of cardiovascular Diseasese (NICVD), Pakistan 
Tofy V. Mussivand, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Canada 
Rodrigo Varejão Andreão, Ifes, Brazil 
Xosé A. Vila, University of Vigo, Spain 
Jürgen Weese, Philips GmbH Innovative Technologies, Germany 
Lei Wei, Indiana University, United States 
Michael Y. Henein, Umea University, Sweden 
Ikuo Yokoyama, International University of Health and Welfare, Japan 
Chun Yuan, University of Washington, United States 
Peter Zioupos, Cranfield University, United Kingdom